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What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Trev » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:15 pm

It's been mentioned briefly in a few other threads, but what does everyone think of the new format? Have you gotten used to it?

I admit it's a little strange for me, having been a member of this community since it started back in Jan 2007 the old format was second nature to me. But I guess a forum is a forum.
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Devin » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:58 pm

Getting used to it now but it was a little jarring at the start!

Much easier to work with behind the scenes, so I'm happy with it.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Lemmi » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:15 am

the only thing i dont/didnt like is the names on the wrong side if the page

other than that i can live with this
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Martin III » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:35 am

Lemmi wrote:the only thing i dont/didnt like is the names on the wrong side if the page
Yeah, that's kind of weird, but I've already gotten used to it.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:44 am

I haven't gotten used to the user info on the right. I haven't looked for a way to change it but the rest of the change has made things easier for us admins. Several things are possible that I was wishing could be done with the old one, if it had only come a week sooner...
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by sneth » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:17 pm

I can manage, but this layout is a step backwards.

It's quite easy to skin phpBB.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Experience » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:33 pm

I had to change the layout, it was driving me nuts as well. The old layout is subsilver2 (now default), the newer one is prosilver if someone wants to change the way they see it back.

Now I did a mix that I like called Mix. The problem is many buttons show up both clicked and un-clicked as well as the online banner does not overlay the avatar. It instead displays above the picture. Any suggestions on how to fix it sneth? It is available to switch to.
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:41 pm

I quite like the new forums, and now you've changed the layout it's definitely better, much more like the old forums. The logo's missing from the top now though.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:41 pm

Something changed?

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Trev » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:56 am

Yay, it's much closer to the old look now! :D

Although the" phpbb creating communities forum" doesn't have as nice a ring. :wink:
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:08 pm

With the lack of a logo at the moment, why don't we try and come up with nice shiny new one to match the new forum design? Any artists out there? Here's something I cobbled together:

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Trev wrote:Yay, it's much closer to the old look now! :D

Although the" phpbb creating communities forum" doesn't have as nice a ring. :wink:
older? that's good though right?

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:46 pm

Well part of the problem is I can't find anything to do with the logo in the administration controls.
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Devin » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:29 pm

3DO Si wrote:
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Nice!

I can sort this; ideally needs to be 170 by 94 though!

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Trev » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:13 pm

3DOKid wrote:
Trev wrote:Yay, it's much closer to the old look now! :D

Although the" phpbb creating communities forum" doesn't have as nice a ring. :wink:
older? that's good though right?
In this case, yes! :)
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Trev » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:03 am

Has anyone else been getting random "Internal Service Errors"? There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason behind it ... every so often I'll click a thread and get that message. Sometimes it'll repeat, other times fix itself.
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Austin » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:01 am

I enjoy the new look. Seems to have slightly more editing options as well. I think.
Trev wrote:Has anyone else been getting random "Internal Service Errors"? There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason behind it ... every so often I'll click a thread and get that message. Sometimes it'll repeat, other times fix itself.
Yeah. I got one earlier today after writing a lengthy post from my phone. Aaaand the post was lost (d'oh!).

Haven't had the issue since I've been at home though.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:30 am

Devin wrote:
3DO Si wrote:
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Nice!

I can sort this; ideally needs to be 170 by 94 though!
Cool, is this one OK?

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by BryWI » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:19 pm

To change the logo, you have to overwrite the file associated with the theme on the server via FTP.

for the current theme it is styles/subsilver2/imageset/site_logo.gif

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Experience » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:23 pm

Ah, I was looking for a place to upload it and then I could choose it from the list. Didn't realized it had to be done that way.

Maybe Devin can upload up as I don't have the ftp info?
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Devin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:54 pm

3DO Si wrote:
Cool, is this one OK?

Image (PNG)
Very nice!

Can you get a better conversion to GIF as that version is a little rough around the edges as is now shown on the forums at the top!

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Austin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:34 pm

Does it absolutely have to be a gif (as in, the system will not display anything else)?

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:51 pm

PNG's are much better in my opinion as they don't have the colour limits GIF files impose. This link explains how to change the image name/type/size/position etc.

https://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/changi ... oard-logo/

If you still need a GIF I will try and convert it again.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Trev » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:26 pm

Austin wrote:I enjoy the new look. Seems to have slightly more editing options as well. I think.
Trev wrote:Has anyone else been getting random "Internal Service Errors"? There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason behind it ... every so often I'll click a thread and get that message. Sometimes it'll repeat, other times fix itself.
Yeah. I got one earlier today after writing a lengthy post from my phone. Aaaand the post was lost (d'oh!).

Haven't had the issue since I've been at home though.
I'm still getting them. :(
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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:05 am

My software won't cleanly convert that PNG to a GIF, it still looks untidy and blocky around the edges. If you want to use a GIF I've done this version which should match the board background:

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by Austin » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:05 am

If it's possible, I say just use the .png file. It looks far better (PNGs always do), and it's not like it's large in size. Just under 9kb.

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Re: What do you think of the updated forums?

Post by 3DO Si » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:08 am

Austin wrote:If it's possible, I say just use the .png file. It looks far better (PNGs always do), and it's not like it's large in size. Just under 9kb.

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